Home & Garden

June 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday. "This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment ...

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Clifton, N.J. – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) is committed to removing lead service lines. PVWC is New Jersey’s largest public drinking water provider, serving over 800,000 consumers in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris and Passaic counties. PVWC is continuously checking for and removing ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Caroline is this week's Save The Animals Rescue Team (START) Pets of the Week. She is looking forward to finding her forever home. Caroline likes staring out the window and dislikes the warlock’s curse that transformed her into a black cat! Caroline thinks that some ...

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Ben was caged with 16 other dogs in the back of a windowless van as it departed Tennessee on Feb. 9, where outside temperatures reached a high of 57.  Ben at the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, after being surrendered by former owner.  Courtesy of TVHS. At 6 a.m. the next day the van ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough reminded residents Tuesday that the fire hydrant flushing program is continuing in town.  Announced in March, the hydrant flushing started on April 5 and is a six-week endeavor. "There should be no interruption of service," the Hawthorne Water Department said in a ...

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HAWTHORNE & NORTH HALEDON, NJ - Beginning on April 5, and for six weeks following, Hawthorne will be carrying out its annual hydrant flushing program.  The work done will be carried out during "regular business hours" according to the borough, and may impact Hawthorne residents and those in ...

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NEW JERSEY - Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not ...

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When squirrels are busy storing nuts for winter, it’s time for gardeners to start gathering amaryllis bulbs to sustain them through the dreary months ahead. Ordering now will ensure you have lots of choices, so you can select an assortment of different flowers styles, colors, and bloom ...

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As you prepare your landscape for winter don’t overlook the trees, shrubs and perennials you have growing in containers. These need a bit of extra protection to help them survive cold winter temperatures.   The small amount of soil in container gardens does not always provide sufficient ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Glen Rock NJ Dog Park played host to doggies and their humans at the 2nd Annual Bark-n-Brew Pup-toberfest fundraiser. The event, organized by GRDP Board Members and volunteers, featured food and beverages, apple cider and donuts, music, homemade doggies treats and lots of puppy ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ -  Is your perfectly-carved pumpkin being ravaged by local wildlife? If you don’t remember this being a problem in the past, there’s a lot of speculation as to why squirrels are foraging for food more than usual. Some suspect fewer acorns have left squirrels hungry, while ...

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Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care. Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - After closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will reopen the customer payment window in the lobby at the main office at 1525 Main Avenue in Clifton. Beginning on Wednesday, October 14th, the payment window will be open Monday through ...

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FLUSHING OF WATER MAINS TO BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK The Passaic Valley Water Commission has postponed our hydrant flushing program within the Borough of Prospect Park until further notice. We will notify everyone as soon as we have rescheduled flushing in your ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) reminds customers that it has employed Swiftreach Networks, Inc., as its emergency notification provider. This is an attempt to provide more reliable communication with customers. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, Swift 911 is a tool launched ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - When workers from the Passaic Valley Water Commission were flushing out hydrants in Prospect Park Tuesday, borough officials reported a number of phone calls being received from residents complaining about brown water coming through their pipes. The borough said that they ...

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Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail is being voluntarily recalled due to possible contamination, announced Sunshine Mills, Inc. The recall is due to the possible contamination with Salmonella, they announced. The contamination was noted after a sample ...

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You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don't worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season. Blossom end rot is a common problem on the first set of fruit. The bottom of the tomato turns black. This is not ...

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Pollinators are responsible for about 75% of the food we eat. The European honeybee is the most well known but our native bees are also critically important. We can help our native bees and gardens by reducing or eliminating the use of pesticides and providing shelter as well as food and ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture offered advice Wednesday after it got reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. “Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock,” the NJDA said in a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Every year City Green, a non-profit urban farming and gardening organization holds its "Annual Greenest Place in Paterson Garden Contest.  This year because the contest must be done online, City Green is opening up the contest to gardeners throughout Passaic County. "In these ...

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NEW JERSEY - One lot of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Pate Formula canned cat food is being recalled due to health concerns, announced The J.M. Smucker Company. The recall is due to the concern associated with elevated levels of choline chloride, they announced. The company ...

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TRENTON, NJ — As the phased reopening of New Jersey continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic and warming weather, the Department of Environmental Protection reminds the public that controlling the mosquito population and risk for disease is more important than ever, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe ...

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